The safety and effectiveness of Botox® and dysport injections depends on the experience and training of the injector. At Ivy Laser Clinic, Botox® and dysport injections are completed by our expert nurse practitioners and registered nurses.
Both the nurse practitioners and registered nurses have extensive training with Botox® and dysport which lead to excellent results!
Botulinum toxin type A is a drug that originated from the bacillus toxin produced by Clostridium Botulinum. Fortunately, over the years since the 1800s, it has been studied and proven safe for the use of cosmetic and medical indications.
If you suffer from any of these concerns, you should consider booking a consultation to see what the best treatment plan is to achieve your desired appearance.
Getting botox done is actually quite fast, it takes longer to prepare you for the procedure along with the consultation. You may experience some discomfort such as some stinging or piercing feeling when the tiny needle is penetrating into the skin, however it is very tolerable. At Ivy Laser Clinic we do our best to keep you comfortable, take breaks if needed, and talk through the procedure.
Many people start for various reasons, however the best rule of thumb with botox is prevention. As we would like to prevent wrinkles from deepening into folds, ideally a great time to start is in your late 20’s/30’s. However, we have treated as early as 21 years of age for hereditary wrinkling and due to the tailored concerns of the patient.
As we age, we do create wrinkles and folds, hence after 40 years of age, our goal is not to get rid of the current wrinkles, however, prevent the current wrinkles from deepening. Of course, this is variable to each individual.
Usually lasts between 3-4months, in some cases up to 6 months. Ideally, we’d like our clients to come no sooner than the 3 month mark to maintain the results, however you can decide on when to come in next once you start to faintly see your wrinkles coming back with moderate muscle function.